The Quran about falsifying

In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful

From time immemorial, the tactics of falsifying were used to confront people. The falsifying of this or that thesis was necessary for the substantiation of the particular worldview, or for any other particular decisions. Such tactics were used against the messengers as well.

In the Quran, this concept is designated by the term “harasa” – to falsify. Pan and polytheists suffered such a “disease”:

Those who associated with God will say, “If God had willed, we would not have associated [anything] and neither would our fathers, nor would we have prohibited anything!” Likewise did those before deny until they tasted Our power!

Say, “Do you have any knowledge that you can produce for us? You follow not except assumption, and you are not but falsifying (tahrusuuna).” (6:148)


The Creator, possessing great mercy, is quite strict with the falsifiers:

Has made vainly the one who committed libel against him. Destroyed are the falsifiers (harraasuuna) (51:9-10)


The description of the phenomenon of falsifying and the attitude to it can be correlated to the situation in any religion, which is fully applicable to historical Islam, in which the majority adopted many dogmas from the past, in spite of the fact that those are contrary to the basis of faith – the Quran. However, the opinion of the majority does not mean the truth of the view:

And if you obey most of those upon the earth, they will mislead you from the way of God. They follow not except assumption, and they are not but falsifying (ahrusuuna)! (6:116)